From the time this booklet has been published, one thing that has been noticed is that a section of the so–called Muslim society has either become worried or afraid. It is the particular segment that does not want the Deen sent by Allah and His Rasul to be implemented, established at any cost. Their gain is to portray our efforts of establishing the Deen sent by Allah as terrorism and belittle us in front of the masses. To this end, they want to label everything said in this booklet about Jihad and Ketal as terrorism. However, Jihad and terrorism are two different entities altogether. The meaning of Jihad is to try one’s utmost to accomplish any particular thing; whereas terrorism is to make people fearful through bombing, destruction and other malicious or spiteful activities. But these so called Muslims, who in reality are Moshreks and Kafers, desperately want to pass off Jihad as terrorism and turn public opinion against it. Yet Deen–ul–Islam is incomplete without the struggle, striving to implement it. This utmost effort in trying to establish Islam is incorporated into the definition of a Mo’men itself, – Sura Hujurat – 15.
The people who do not want to see Islam established in our lives, will obviously also not like the struggle to achieve it, e.g. Jihad. For this reason, they try their best to portray it negatively as some abhorrent deed, make it sound synonymous with terrorism so that the general people dislike and detest both terrorism as well as Jihad. As the country’s media, press is controlled by these very people, they have been largely successful also. As a result, even those who claim to be Muslim and Mo’mens have become wary and even afraid to associate themselves with Jihad, e.g. the struggle to implement Islam.
Therefore, it has become necessary to place in exact order the positions of Jihad and Ketal in this Deen. Jihad means to try, to strive, to struggle to one’s capability. It is to impress its importance to people through talks, speeches, writing, discussion, persuasion etc. Whereas Ketal is a completely different word which means armed combat. Jihad is at the personal and group level whereas Ketal most definitely has to be at the national level. If any person, group or team, take up arms as means of establishing Islam, it would be a major blunder. Their job is to use logic, write books give lectures and speeches, quote from the Qur’an and Hadis to convince people, to make them understand that the only possible way to dwell in absolute security, peace and prosperity on this earth is to accept the guidance, the system provided by He who has created us.
It is common sense that the One who has created all, has the best possible knowledge about its smooth running and operation. In the Qur’an, Allah asks man, “Should He not know who has created?” Sura Mulk–14. What irrefutable argument! Yet, we, those who call ourselves Mo’men and Muslim, have given in to the Dajjal’s directives and banished the Lord, Maker’s edicts to the narrow sphere of our personal lives only. In the collective, national lives we have come up with different man–made laws, rules and regulations to govern ourselves by. And what has been the result of this? We stand today at the height of civilization, at the peak of science education, technology – yet the whole world is rife with injustice, cruelty and blood–shed. This proves that whatever system man devices to conduct his national, collective life by, is incapable of providing peace and security of life. Therefore people have to be made to realize and understand that to live in peace and security we have to move away from the sovereignty of man and espouse the sovereignty of Allah and His Messenger have stressed upon, the sovereignty of the Creator. Is this something to be forced upon people? Most definitely not, because common sense tells us that it is impossible to force anyone to believe in anything it has to come from within, as a matter of realization.
This is the conviction Hezbut Tawheed is working with, working among people to help them understand, realize and return to the sovereignty of the Maker, to His Uluhiyat. The method, process that Hezbut Tawheed has accepted is the process, Tarika of the Messenger of Allah. We follow his ideals, his methods. For the first 13years he preached in Makkah, his appeal, his ‘Balagh’, calling (conveying the Message from Allah) was at the personal and group level. During this time, he and his group suffered all kinds of cruelty, injustice, false allegations and torture yet without retaliating. For more than 16yrs now, the Mojahed and Mojahedas of Hezbut Tawheed have been relentlessly calling people back to Tawheed to Allah’s sovereignty during which time they have been rebuked, insulted and beaten–up by their opponents. The followers of Dajjal, those opposed to the implementation of the Deen have time and again attacked the Mojaheds and Mojahedas, severely injured them at times and caused the Shahadats of a Mojahed and a Mojaheda.